Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11086004 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Wilkinson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1860

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nineteen citizens of Wilkinson County write on behalf of free man of color Titus Hill, who had never been guilty of "a single mean, or dishonest act." He is about sixty years old, they say, and has acquired between four thousand and five thousand dollars worth of property. And they add: "We approve the policy of the general law prohibiting free negroes from remaining in this state, but think, that in consideration of Titus Hill's old age, his honesty and energy as a man and his good behavior as a citizen, a special act should be passed for his benefit."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11086004

People Associated with Petition 11086004

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 29

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2007 11:31:00 AM